The LX1 is the first digital camera to offer a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. It also uses a 4x Leica optical zoom lens and we know how much you photogs love Leica with all of your heart. And there's even more! This camera is an 8.4 megapixel beast that is capable of recording movies at 30 frames per second. It is small, light and has a lithium ion rechargeable battery. All of this for just under $500. It's no DSLR, but this is a hell of a point and shoot camera for the average user.
Panasonic Lumix DMC LX1 [Digicam Review]
Edit: The Fujifilm E810 isn't the first 16:9 wide digital camera as previous corrected. The E810 has a conventional 4:3 sensor, but with a function to crop the photos to give 16:9 aspect photos. The LX-1 on the other hand has a 16:9 sensor. Thanks, Max.